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George Liele's Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero
Edited by: David T. Shannon, Sr., Julia Frazier White, Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven
Product Code: H853
ISBN: 9780881463897
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 184
Product Format: Hardback
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Writers of church and mission history have devoted very few pages to George Liele’s ministry and most mentions ignore the global nature of his pioneer work, international influence, intelligence, and legacy. He launched a mission movement that reached from Georgia to Jamaica and from Jamaica to Sierra Leone and Nova Scotia—all before the pioneer work of William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Richard Allen, and Lott Cary. Beginning as a slave preacher, Liele learned the Baptist story and theology—a message he preached in South Carolina, Georgia, and Jamaica. In providing a comprehensive introduction to Liele’s life and work, this book draws readers into identifying with Liele and those who lived through a difficult historic period and who in the process developed a theology that guided them through the challenges of being a Christian leader in a slave society.
God and Human Responsibility : David Walker and Ethical Prophecy
By author: Rufus Burrow Jr.
Product Code: H643
ISBN: 9780865548527
Pages: 223
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God and Human Responsibility : David Walker and Ethical Prophecy
By author: Rufus Burrow Jr.
Product Code: P260
ISBN: 9780865548923
Pages: 223
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Before now, no writer has sought to systematically relate David Walker to the tradition of eighth-century BCE Hebrew prophecy (Amos, Hosea, Micah, Isaiah). He is generally portrayed in the literature as a black nationalist militant Christian abolitionist of the first third of the nineteenth century. Considered a study in prophetic ethics, the claim is made that not nearly enough has been written on the subject. Burrow’s book fills this void.
In His Own Words: Houston Hartsfield Holloway’s Slavery, Emancipation, and Ministry in Georgia
By author: Houston Hartsfield Holloway   Edited by: David E. Paterson
Product Code: H909
ISBN: 9780881465457
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Houston Hartsfield Holloway (1844–1917) was born enslaved in upcountry Georgia, taught himself to read and write, learned the blacksmith trade, was emancipated by Union victory in 1865, and served as an ordained traveling preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church from 1870 to 1883. He devoted the remainder of his life to his family, his blacksmith trade, and his local church. Holloway’s 24,000-word autobiography offers a rare working-class perspective on life during some of the most transformative years of US history. Footnotes provide supplementary biographical information for nearly two hundred relatives, neighbors, friends, and coworkers named in Holloway’s narrative. An appendix includes nineteen extended biographical sketches. The book is illustrated with photographs and three detailed maps of Holloway’s home neighborhoods and preaching assignments.
Our Sufficiency Is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor
By author: Timothy George, Robert Smith, Jr.   Edited by: James Earl Massey
Product Code: H806
ISBN: 9780881462067
Pages: 380
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Resources for preachers steadily appear, called forth by the perennial need for helpful and inspirational materials backed by experience, reverent scholarship, and creative insights. The essays in this book are of that cast. The chapters focus on the preaching ministry of Gardner Calvin Taylor, in whose honor the volume was prepared. They are offered, with affection and esteem, by colleagues, students, and friends, fellow preachers all, whose own attempts to speak the unsearchable riches of Christ owe much to the life and labors of Gardner C. Taylor.

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